Do you know what Addonsmash Ads are?
Addonsmash Ads are often reported to be extremely irritating by computer users. Therefore, our team of experts has decided to pay close attention to them. It has been found that the monetization tool Addonsmash promoted on addonsmash.com is the one responsible for these ads having the Addonsmash Ads label on a user’s screen. These advertisements might be displayed to people when they enter a third-party website using this service. Also, judging from the piece of information found on the official website of this tool (“Best Monetization for Browser Extension, Addons and Toolbars), some applications might be using this monetization tool to generate advertising revenue as well. In this case, such an application will stop showing these annoying advertisements on your screen only if you fully delete it from the computer. Check your Control Panel and the list of extensions on all the browsers installed on the computer if Addonsmash Ads are automatically opened for you even when you do not surf the web. We do not promise that it will be easy to find and delete the program displaying Addonsmash Ads, but it should be possible to stop them from appearing on the screen. Continue reading to find out how it is possible to do that.
Even though the information about programs using the service of the Addonsmash monetization tool is confidential, specialists have managed to find out what types of Addonsmash Ads you might see on your screen. The first group of ads is the so-called in-text advertisements. These ads convert words on an opened website into “contextually relevant, linked ads.” If the mouse pointer is hovered over these words, a small pop-up is opened. Clicking on it, of course, takes to a third-party website. The second group of Addonsmash Ads is pop-up advertisements. They are usually opened in a new browser window. This means that a browser’s tab with an advertisement might be opened automatically for users. Finally, research has shown that the so-called e-commerce ads might be showed to users as well if they have a program using the Addonsmash monetization tool installed on their computers. These e-commerce ads might show best offers or offer to purchase certain items for a price that is lower than the average price on the market. It is not surprising at all that you find all those advertisements very irritating if you see them all on your screen every day. To be frank, it is not the only drawback of these advertisements.
Addonsmash Ads do not look dangerous at all, but if we were you, we would not trust them blindly. It is because there is always a risk that a commercial will take to an untrustworthy website one day no matter that it looks harmless. Untrustworthy web pages you might be taken to might contain anything from malicious software to bad links leading somewhere else. Ignoring and trying not to click on advertisements is not a solution to the problem too because you might still click on them accidentally. Therefore, it would be best to check the computer and delete a program(s) displaying Addonsmash Ads on the screen. It might be true that this program is nothing else than an advertising-supported application (adware). They tend to enter computers rather secretly, e.g. bundled with free applications and then immediately start displaying ads in order to generate revenue for the author.
If an untrustworthy application is responsible for the presence of Addonsmash Ads on your screen, you should go to remove it from your PC as soon as possible. Since it is unclear what application uses the Addonsmash tool, it would be quicker to scan the computer with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. It will quickly find undesirable software and remove it. Of course, you can try to delete all suspicious programs via Control Panel, but we do not guarantee that this will stop the continuous flow of irritating commercial advertisements.
Delete untrustworthy software
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application you wish to erase.
- Click Remove.
- Click the Start button to open the menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the program you do not want to keep installed on your PC and then click Uninstall.
- Press Win+X simultaneously on your keyboard.
- Click Control Panel to open it.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the unwanted application.
- Click the Uninstall button.
In non-techie terms:
Untrustworthy applications showing ads and generating money for the developer at the same time exist, and they might find ways to sneak onto computers illegally. Therefore, keeping the computer unprotected if it is connected to the Internet is very dangerous. Specialists say that all users should have security applications installed on their PCs if they do not wish to allow these untrustworthy applications to enter their computers. As long as reputable security software is installed and enabled, you will be safe.